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Lands End Trail is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near San Francisco, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

Lands End Trail explores the historic Sutro Baths and offers brilliant view of the Pacific. A must see for any visitor to San Francisco. Lands End is the wildest, rockiest corner of San Francisco, a corner strewn with shipwrecks and a history of landslides. At the tip of Lands End is Point Lobos, named by the Spanish for its many lobos marinos (sea wolves); the barks of those sea lions, as they are called today, drifted up from the rocks below. The sea lions have since relocated to the calmer waters of San Francisco Bay. Trails at Lands End offer a cliff-top walk through dark cypress and open grass and 30-mile views up and down the California coast. The craggy headlands that border the Golden Gate have always challenged developers. The rocky exposed bluffs, often windswept and cloaked in fog, have hampered attempts to tame this corner of San Francisco. Despite the terrain, this section of the Coastal Trail was once a railroad bed, and the adjacent street, El Camino del Mark, once extended through Lands End. The two roads led to the Cliff House, Sutro Baths and Ocean Beach. Landslides eventually closed both routes.

10 days ago

Always a fun family hike and enjoy the beautiful views!

15 days ago

Always a fun hike to do! Scenic and a fun discovery each time. Go down the coastal trail and end up at China Beach! A must!

19 days ago

Chill well populated hike. Mostly flat. Take detour to beach

21 days ago

Views of Pacific and GGB, mostly within forest

hiking
1 month ago

Had a great time hiking Land's End Trail and walking at the beach. This hike is fun and easy. We ate lunch at the Cliff House. Food was fine but I threw up after consuming 1 glass of alcohol. That must have been my body telling it did not want alcohol after a good hike.

1 month ago

Beautiful place

1 month ago

One of the most beautiful views.

1 month ago

Incredible wild trail and one of the best parts of San Francisco.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views! Caught a gorgeous sunset towards the end of the hike. Includes some challenging stairs and climbing that could be an issue for some. Trail was a little crowded and loud at times, but the views were so worth it.

1 month ago

Nice little trail on the north western coast of the SF peninsula. Stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a true oasis in the City that will give you a respite from all the hustle and bustle.

hiking
1 month ago

easy hike with great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty foggy day last Thanksgiving weekend but still beautiful. Lots of people, but that was to be expected.

walking
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful! Lots of very steep stairs. At the parking area resides the Nastiest port-o-potty I have ever been in, and I work construction!

2 months ago

Great City trail. Don’t go beyond any ropes as the cliffs are very dangerous. On a clear day the views are amazing.

Be sure to go past Geary Street to Sutro park for another quick walk.

2 months ago

Easy trail suitable for all ages. Catch a view of the Golden Gate Bridge on sunny days.

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful views. Also, great to visit to watch sunset. It’s very easy, so you don’t have to wear hiking shoes etc. Great to bring friends / family visiting out of town. Check the weather before going, there is no point going there when foggy.

hiking
2 months ago

The view never grows old. Elevation is just right.

hiking
3 months ago

Nearly got my left foot bitten off by a sea lion. Needless to say he won't be swimming straight for a while. Absolutely gorgeous trail, bring along sustenance to snack by the ocean and meditate.

3 months ago

Beautiful views. Nice for an easy stroll.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail with beautiful views. I’ve been here twice in 3 weeks. I love it. Good for children also.

3 months ago

Great trails for all, you can make it difficult to moderate. Lots of stairs going down to the ocean. Beautiful views, however the downfall is how many people were there. Everyone was friendly and politely passed the slower people. Lots of dogs through the trails, not all on leashes.

3 months ago

Awesome views of the ocean and golden gate. Downside is how much foot traffic there is.

hiking
3 months ago

Listed as moderate, but I would say on the easier side of moderate, especially if you choose not to descend to the beach. One of the most scenic hikes I have done south of the bridge (only done 7 so far). There is no doubt I will do this one again and recommend to friends. Interestingly, I found the many folks that were on this trail were by far more friendly than other trails in the bay area. Great hike and close to many other great activities in Park and Presidio.

3 months ago

breathtaking view after breathtaking view. hands down best scenic hike we’ve been on to date. not a lot of work but a lot of reward. if your dog is friendly, this is the perfect place for you!

3 months ago

Fun and easy hike. Gets crowded on Saturday especially when the weather is nice. Will do it again since it’s just minutes away from my home.

hiking
3 months ago

I started hiking the Land’s End Trail and continued on to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a beautiful day in March and while there were many people at the bridge, the foot traffic was moderate on the trail. Take care as you navigate traffic on some of the surface streets. I think up & back was about 8 to 8 1/2 miles. It is an easy hike/walk and the views are beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Great walk, beautiful weather. probably won't be doing it again but that is because of the traffic getting in and out of SF nothing to do with the trail. Will be recommending to friends it they are planing a day trip.

4 months ago

I’ve done this trail from beginning to end and back again! A few times! I love all of it, the views are amazing and so are the trails and steps! It’s one that I will keep doing until I feel accomplished with my finish time, and even then, I will still do it because I personally like it!

4 months ago

Beautiful hike.

hiking
4 months ago

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